"That depends on the length of the speech," answered the President. "If it is a ten-minute speech it takes me all of two weeks to prepare it; if it is a half-hour speech it takes me a week; if I can talk as long as I want to it requires no preparation at all. I am ready now." - Woodrow Wilson
Good resumes aren't easy. I know this first hand, because I can't write one.
Not a good one, anyway, one that's able to shrink my essence into what domestic employment agents often brag about only having a maximum of "three seconds" of their day to scan and give their attention to.
I bet Woodrow Wilson could've written a good three-second Estate Manager resume. But then again, he was smart enough to be the President of The United States, and I'm folding socks.
I think domestic employment agents probably have more than just three seconds to spend on a candidate; yet claiming that sets up a quick, modified humble brag. But that's for another post, one which actually takes a deep sea dive into the Organizational Behavior of those workplaces and the appreciation experienced for those agents' workloads - perceived or real.
Ranting aside, the three-second sales pitch is not to be dismissed readily, however; as it's to be found most everywhere in life - and even in our careers during those times while not looking for new employment. Being able to condense your thoughts is critical for success, just about anywhere and with anyone.
He succeeded in life without having a blog - but, how?!
Rambling on - in this case, eight years of blogging about building service teams on private estates - is, like President Wilson admitted to, something very easy to do at a moment's notice. The downside, of course, are the skimpy odds of catching the attention of those who've already committed to spending a maximum of three seconds with getting to know me - and are now being asked to read over 200 articles.
Maybe, making a better one-page resume is how I should've spent the last eight years, instead. ~~~
What then, to do? What's been your own experiences with succinctly selling yourself, your abilities, skills, passions, and ethics and character traits, to those who can assist you with finding employment? Or finding a date, new friends, blueberry muffin recipes, or finding anything, actually, that you want in life?
As always, Citizen Editor welcomes your feedback! And take as long as you like... I've got at least another eight years - and probably longer, even still - to post your response.